A new poster has been released for the anticipated British horror film The Witch and it’s really rather beautiful. The simple, yet stunning, image of the woman does well to emphasise the mystery and sense of unease The Witch embodies. It’s also perfectly lit by moonlight to make it just a bit more eerie.
The Witch is high on our watch list for next year and we recommend you add it to yours, too. Forget about all the superhero films that are out in 2016, next year is the year of The Witch and you heard it here first.
New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest – within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately – animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.
Directed by Robert Eggers, The Witch makes its way to cinemas on 11th March 2016.